Thursday, July 22, 2010

FINISHED! - We have a winner -A DOUBLE giveaway for you!

Thank you all for entering! Congrats RETRO-Fabulous!





Fabric and sewing junkies rejoice!

We here at Sew L.A. (and Sew L.A. Fabric) have the pleasure of partnering up with the wonderfully crafty blog Craftside to bring you 2 chances to win the new book Sew Retro: 25 Vintage-Inspired Projects for the Modern Girl & A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution and some beautiful fabric.


Leave a comment about "fabric" or "sewing" or "retro" below to enter to win a copy of the new book Sew Retro and the 4 fabrics (1/2 yard each) pictured above.

(From top to bottom)
Gallo - Tea Dye
Rabbits & Race-Cars Traffic - Yellow
Rabbits w/Waves - Indigo
Mossy Floral - Cream

...and then pop on over to Craftside to read Stefanie Girard's post of one the projects from the book. Be sure to leave a comment there to be entered to win a copy of Sew Retro and the 4 lovely fabrics (1/2 yard each) pictured below:


(From top to bottom)
Canyon Flutter - Green Tonal
Fordwych - Mauve
Plumes - Green
Sewing - Oatmeal

Leave your comments here and over at Craftside for 2 chances to win by Midnight EST Thursday July 29, 2010 and you will double your chances to win! 1 winner will be chosen at random from each site's comments.



If you like sewing and reading about other sewers you will love:


Sew Retro: 25 Vintage-Inspired Projects for the Modern Girl & A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution By Judi Ketteler

Sewing never goes out of style, and today it is more popular than ever! Sew Retro offers twenty-five stylish, vintage-inspired sewing projects -- beautiful bags, essential skirts, unique pillows, and more -- that are a pleasure to sew, thanks to easy instructions, helpful diagrams, and a pocket of ten full-size patterns.

This fun, inspirational book also uncovers sewing's colorful history, from the introduction of the sewing machine to the modern DIY movement, and features interviews with today's hottest fabric and pattern designers, including Amy Butler, Betz White, Barbara Brackman, Emma Brennan, Judie Rothermel, and Kathy Miller of Michael Miller Fabrics. Filled with gorgeous project photography and quirky vintage illustrations that bring the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, and beyond to life, Sew Retro celebrates sewing yesterday and today.


Learn more about Sew Retro and enjoy bonus projects and tutorials at www.sewretrothebook.com !

59 comments:

postal orphan said...

Looks like a great book, and those fabrics are to die for (or would that be to "dye" for?). I was thrilled to find your online store and blog via Craftside - I'm off to shop! Thanks for the chance at the book and fabric!

Melanie said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous! Would LOVE to win!

Kate said...

The fabrics are lovely and I love the look of the retro patterns. What a great set!

NANCY LEFKO said...

I've been sewing since I was 12 and without giving away my age, it's been a long time :) Sewing is always in style and now with a focus on all things retro, this book will be a surefire hit. And the fabrics are delicious!!

civis said...

Those retro fabrics are absolutely beautiful.

Sandrajvl said...

I've loved hunting for vintage clothes since I was in high school. Now that it's hard to find them, it's great to be able to make my own treasures. Looks like a great book!

redhara said...

Can't wait until I get my hands on the book and fabric. Great prints. Loovve it.

Janet said...

ooo, what a great book. I can't wait to see it. ;)

Toni Van B said...

Great fabrics. And I'd love a chance to win the book -- did someone say retro??? :-)

Susan said...

This book looks so great. I have been collecting retro fabrics for over 15 years! Last weekend for my wedding shower my friends threw a sewing party for me and we used all my retro fabric to sew table runners and napkins for the wedding. It was a blast and the wedding decor is going to look so great with all this retro fabric! Now I need to win this to restock my collection!

vallari said...

Love the fabrics (especially Mossy Floral) and hoping to see more at Renegade...

Erica said...

Oh, Lovely! My Master's Thesis is on craft, sewing and the intersection with design. Since much of design started with this retro look, I am totally loving this book. And those fabrics...drool!

photo talk with siri & tanja said...

Anything retro is for me! I have to get my hands on a copy of that book.... remaking vintage patterns is my new obsession.

Connie said...

This book looks awesome. I definitely need to get my hands on it. And the fabrics are, of course, yummy!

katrina said...

The fabric is lovely and the retro sewing book looks great!

Thanks for the giveaway-

Sunny Subramanian said...

I want to win so badly. I love taking classes at Sew LA and I'm eager to take even more! Also, you guys carry the most beautiful fabrics! :)

Darby said...

Ooh, I love a new book and those fabrics are just wanting to be sewn into something awesomely retro! Thanks for the opportunity to win,

Darby said...

Ooh, I love a new book and those fabrics are just wanting to be sewn into something awesomely retro! Thanks for the opportunity to win,

Jilly said...

What a nice idea. And, the book would fit very nicely in my library. Love the retro fabrics, already have several ideas....
Thanks for the opportunity!

Nancy said...

I love the gallo fabric and asa beginner (and book nerd) I'd love to learn more about sewing's history through the book - and learn to sew some great retro projects as well. win win!

nkjohnston said...

Love the retro fabrics! Would LOVE to get the book (and will have to watch for in my local store) and fabric - specifically to make the potholders. Who doesn't need them in beautiful colors?

Thanks so much.

Nancy Johnston

HOLLY said...

ADORE SEWING & RETRO FASHION SO MUCH!!! Having this book would be very cool & helpful! I love looking for unique fabrics, vintage(and new)patterns, buttons and trims it's all I ever want to do... I often plan my vacation/time-off from work around sewing all day & night. There's nothing more fun than being creative!

Jill Salse said...

i love sewing, awesome fabric and anything retro! i hope i win.....

Erin K. said...

I just can't wait for this book. I love to sew. I especially love sewing with retro patterns. Hopefully some of projects in this book will help me with my fabric stash so I can make room for some more fabric. Can't wait.

Shari said...

I am just getting back into sewing after many years of just doing hand embroidery work. These retro patterns look similar to things I was making 'back in the day' when I was sewing before. Right up my alley. Love the fabrics and appreciate the opportunity to win them along with the book.

Birgit said...

Oh, the book sounds fabulous -- I love the retro style. :) The fabrics are great, too. Thanks for the chance to win such goodies! :)

-- Birgit

D said...

It is so REFRESHING to see an interesting, intriguing, and well conceived design project book finally being published :-D The focus os not only on technique(s), but quick, easy projects that are functional everyday essentials as well.

I have used many of the sewing machines featured on the book's cover, and I must state that my absolute favorite is the PFAFF Hand-Crank sewing machine! One can use it ANYWHERE, any time of day, indoors or out, without any need for electricity :-D.

Fabulous, simply chic designs that are equally useful while teaching new skills ... every project is 'a teachable moment.'

Kudos & Bravo Judi!!!

S.Lee said...

Before I started to sew, I would oggle books with costumes from the past and wonder how they were dreamed up and then made. I'm still amazed at the complex dress sewn exclusively by hand prior to the proliferation of sewing machines. I think this new book will let us look at the past to remind us of where sewing has come from in order to inspire us to create what's to come in the future.

Anonymous said...

This looks like so much fun! I love it when I come across something that inspires me to get back into sewing!

Sarah B. said...

The book looks like so much fun! The pictures have got to be great, and would love to try out some of the projects.

liniecat said...

Okay, I have decided what Im going to make, using the nine patch blocks, with the fabulous retro fabrics, that I now NEED to win!
Mind you the book looks as if it might give me alternative ideas.......ooooooh delish!

Anonymous said...

Love the dress on the cover! Made one similar over 20 years ago. Saved it as it was a lot of work - invisible zipper in side and tons of fabric - really full skirt. Need to pull it out to see if it still fits :-)

Yo said...

Looks like a treasure. Please count me in!

craftygirl said...

I love these fabrics - how cute! And this is a great giveaway, too - thank you!

Rebecca5874 said...

Would love to win! Anything with a name like Sew Retro (two of my favorite things) has got to be swell with me.

Amanda said...

I'm so excited about this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

Ducks and Rabbits said...

What a great book! Thanks for the post and the giveaway.

gingerbread said...

Great blog! I am new to sewing, and this book looks like perfect inspiration for novice and experienced sewers alike. Thanks so much for the book recommendation!

RETRO-fabulous said...

minions...hilarious!
Count me in!! I just signed up as a follower, new to your site----love it. I'm a total retro-fanatic so this giveaway is right up my alley. I can't wait to get my hands on some new sewing projects. I'm adding this to my must have list.

Happy Sewing!!

jsdamir said...

I'm a retro girl at heart and would love to win this... sew much!

Anonymous said...

I'm sew retro, sew winning a book like this would be suw-rific! Loving the fabrics too!

Laura said...

I'm sew retro, sew winning a book like this would be suw-rific! Loving the fabrics too!

Jacinta said...

Sew happy to have found you by way of Renagade this past weekend. Loved your booth and can't wait to try out some of the patterns I bought from you!

Heather said...

Just started sewing thanks to Sew L.A. This book is just my style. And those fabrics! YUM!

Kristina said...

Looks like a great book! I've been re-acquainting myself with my sewing maching lately and have been having a blast. A new stash of fabric would certainly give me more to play with :-)

Ana B. said...

Oooh! Sewing crafts!! Can't wait to make some potholders and pair them up with a recipe and ingredients and
Wah lah! X-mas stocking stuffers and office gifts for co-workers. Luvin it!

CRobson said...

SEW! SEW! SEW! I Love to SEW at SEW LA! And what fun fabric!

voodoo said...

All of those fabrics are beyond cute!

abigael said...

I love vintage fabric and vintage sewing techniques. I find myself using old-time finishes and thrift store vintage fabric most of the time. I am especially fond of flour sack material for kitchen linens. Great looking book and fabric!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Would love the opportunity to win, love the look of vintage sewing, retro fabrics, reminds me of my grandmother who was wonderful. I even have her old sewing machine. Thanks Jackie

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

Ooooh I LOVE fabric. Sometimes I just sort through my stash and let inspiration come to me. :)

My daughter would love that butterfly print.

Shari said...

I am ready to win this!

Viola Lo said...

Hi - Loved your booth at the Renegade Craft fair! You've inspired me to sew!
Thanks!
Viola

kim taylor - - - the sassy crafter said...

Isn't it wonderful that sewing is going through another phase of popularity? I'd love to read more about it in Judi's book. And I just ADORE that Liberty fabric featured in the giveaway. Thanks for the double shot at winning it!

--Kim

Robin said...

I have been waiting for this book! It looks fantastic and the fabric sooo pretty !!

Dre said...

Absolutely best fabric in town! Cheers!

Vanessa said...

This book looks fantastic! All those retro designs remind my of my grandmother. What a great give away fabrics and all.

Sandie said...

I would love this book!!! Being a retro girl myself (born in the 1950's), loving to sew, and being a fabric junkie, I'm loving this giveaway!!! I'm in. :o)

Sandie
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http://zaftigdelights.blogspot.com

Joan said...

I loved the video about the book. I grew up in the 50's & 60's and the book brings back so many memories. Plus, the fabrics are fantastic. Got my fingers crossed.